U.S. 23 project in Greenup County shifts next week

GREENUP COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Paving along US 23 will shift north of South Shore next week as contractors work to complete a $3.6 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet improvement project in Greenup County.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 7, motorists should expect one-lane traffic either direction on US 23 between South Shore (mile marker 26 near King’s Addition) and the downtown Portsmouth bridge (mile marker 29). One-lane traffic will remain in place day and night through the end of September.

During construction, speed limits will be reduced for safety. Please take it slow, watching for shifting lane closures, obey all flaggers and warning signs, and be mindful of increased traffic congestion and delays. Approximately 8,000 vehicles a day use the highway through the area.

The work is part of a $6.3 million Transportation Cabinet investment to create a smoother, safer driving surface along 11 miles of US 23 in northern Greenup County.

The current project provides new blacktop and makes other improvements to US 23 from Siloam Curve (mile marker 23) through South Shore (to mile marker 29), and is being done by Mountain Enterprises, Inc., under a $3,646,080.05 low-bid state contract.

A previous project this summer that added new blacktop from Ohio River Road (mile marker 18) at the Greenup Locks and Dam to Siloam curve (mile marker 23) was also done by Mountain Enterprises, Inc., under a $2,660,830.55 low-bid contract.

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